Jamie Pearson is related to Dorothy Parker, is kinky for power
tools and reckons she's a bit of an animal. Can you say 'Gggrrrrr'?
What do you do? I run Weber's Cambridge, MA office in Kendall Square -
what I like to think of as the flagship office, since it's where it all
began for the Weber Group back in 1987. I spend a third of my time with
current clients; a third with prospects and a third managing the office.
Somewhere in there I work on staying current with new technologies, key
business indicators, analyst projections and the latest shoe
Tell us something interesting about your company I collect antique board
games and our senior management team plays bingo once a month to
determine who will choose the lunch for the following four management
meetings. It stinks when a dieter wins.
If you could work on one account, what would it be? Bloomberg. I greatly
admire the work Michael Bloomberg has done for the financial/investment
community and the news industry in general. And now, with his sights set
on the political arena, it's clear he's reinventing his 'personal brand'
Write the headline for the story you would most like to read in PRWeek?
'George Clooney Makes Surprise Career Move; Joins Weber in
What was your biggest screw-up? Does anyone really answer this? I have a
feeling if I did, that would be my biggest screw-up.
What's the most daring thing you've ever done ? Pretending I was the
dean of students at Vassar and sending out an all-campus letter (on his
letterhead) citing bogus behavioral norms.
What invention would make your job easier? A personalized radio news
program that would summarize the current events, facts and trends that I
need most for my life and my work - kind of like a My Yahoo! on air for
the morning and evening drive times. Staying current is one of the most
critical, yet toughest parts of our job - clients pay us for what we
know and how we can use it to their advantage. Like most of us, I'm
constantly searching for better online/offline ways to stay ahead of the
Who would you most like to work with? Thomas Jefferson, for his
imagination, breadth of vision and knowledge. Truman Capote, for
If you were an animal, what would you be? I am an animal.
Name one thing about your past people would be surprised to learn I like
power tools. My favorite gift from a loved one was a cordless driver
I'm hoping for additional attachments at Christmas.
What skill would you most like to have? I'd like to be a back-up singer
in a Motown revue.
Which historical figure would you most like to represent? Dorothy
Parker. We're related.
What is the secret of your success? I laugh excessively, often and